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The Four Components of Emotional Intelligence and How I Use Them

By Dru Macasieb Do you think you are emotionally intelligent? I used to think I was very emotionally intelligent, that is, until I truly learned what being emotionally intelligent is. Emotional intelligence is the ability to be self-aware of your emotions, be able to manage them through self-regulation, the ability to be socially aware of …

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The Importance of Academic Referencing

By Dru Macasieb Academic referencing is giving attribution (credit) to the sources of information one has used in written work, typically in an academic environment such as a college or university (“Referencing Styles & Academic Writing,” 2018). When someone does not adequately reference ideas that are from outside sources, this is called plagiarism, a form …

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Millennials and Technology

By Dru Macasieb, According to the Future Workforce Report, millennials want to change the world through technology. Despite a reputation for being lazy, less productive and noncommittal to their employers, surveys and research have revealed that millennials actually are driven and motivated by a number of things, including wanting roles that offer purpose and the opportunity to …

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Free Will

Free will is not an illusion. Thinking it is an illusion is dangerous thinking that basically says that we are not responsible for our actions, thus providing an excuse to do whatever we want to do, with no consequences.  

The Three Components of Emotional Intelligence and How I Use Them to Enhance My Life

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to be self-aware of one’s own emotions as well as the emotions of others (empathy) while being able to control and manage one’s own emotions (Ferrett, 2018).   Interpersonal skills, such as self-esteem and stress management, greatly influence emotional intelligence as part of being emotionally intelligent is self-awareness and self-management. …

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Conversation Flow + Halo Effect = Engaging Conversations

Part of being a great communicator is being able to establish engaging conversations that result in positive outcomes. There is this idea called conversation flow, which basically means to resonate or have friendly rapport with others in a conversation which is essential in developing a close social connection that leads to positive outcomes during conversations …

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